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Creating Tiki: July theme - Mysterious Island Pier
Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
Posts: 404
From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-07-02 2:50 pm   Permalink

AVAST ye creators of all things tiki!!! [waves sword]

The theme and this thread for July is:
"Mysterious Island Pier" - (gretanicole's winning idea on her poll)

This is a monthly theme for those who wish to participate. We keep it simple, friendly, themed- it's not a competition- it's simply to advance our tiki creation skills. Any and all are welcome aboard, as is your medium of choice... A drunken sketch on a cocktail napkin to that of a carved masterpiece- or both in the same!!

If ye wishes to join in, please respect the code.

THE CODE
- Post your final work here for July's topic by July 31, 2005. (800 x 800 pixels wide/tall max.)
- Include a description or thoughts why you created it and how it relates to you for the topic.
- Creativity is to be encouraged. Pieces do not have to be more than concepts, and can loosely be related to the theme. They don't even have to be completely finished.
- This is not a contest. It's simply for fun.

Responding to the artwork created in this thread is fine- if you wish to respond to this announcement in general/add theme comments and ideas, please post it
here to keep this thread focused on the July entries.

Can't wait to see what you all come up with.

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flacookz
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Joined: Nov 17, 2004
Posts: 133
From: Palm City, Florida
Posted: 2005-07-03 5:40 pm   Permalink

I'm game for a challenge. Besides out on the plank is the best view any way.

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-07-08 01:48 am   Permalink

Mysterious Island Pier

The lively wind propelled the boat quietly through the night. The warm tropical air carried the sweet salty aroma of the ocean. Patches of stars shone through the cloudy sky here and there, allowing a little moonlight to dance across the inky black wave tops. As she made her headway, the boat was gently rocked by the swell.

I leaned upon the starboard gunwale, clasping my mug of rum. The mysterious looking island was sliding by, foreboding in the darkness. The sound of waves crashing on the beach was carried by the wind. My maritime maps were considerably dated, and this island was not shown.

It was a small island, with a low peak silhouetted against the dark sky. A lone pier extended from the beach out towards the sea. A small fire burned upon this beach, sending a thin tendril of smoke skywards. At the edge of the area illuminated by the fire, I could just make out the bottom of a large carved stone idol. There were people here, but they were not within sight. Who were they? Why were they hiding? Did they know I was there? I sighed as I weighed up these questions in my head.

I returned to the cabin, and poured myself another rum from the old ceramic decanter. The questions would have to remain unanswered. The island would soon be slipping into the darkness behind me, and I was behind schedule. There were people waiting who would have a great interest in some of my new acquisitions.

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Whoops - didn't follow the code.

When the topic was announced, this was the mental picture I conjured up. Didn't go for too dark and creepy, but just a little. I also wanted to leave it nice and open for folks to fill in the blanks themselves (being a mysterious island and all that). I aim to get people to imagine what is going on. I want to get them to engage with the story. A good example is I tried to use general terms so that the era was not given away. 300 years ago or 3 days ago? - what do you like to think?

Why a written piece? Well, it said "medium of choice" and "creativity is to be encouraged" haha
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Capt'n Skully
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-07-08 11:02 am   Permalink

"The code is more of a guide, really..."

Great vision there, Hewey! Very inspiring to the theme. [Raises mug o' grog]

Can't wait to see what everyone contributes this month. I've got a digital image coming- about half way through...

Keep 'em coming!

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Thanatos
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 318
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2005-07-08 2:31 pm   Permalink

Hummmmm Maybe Ill sketch something... Nah in 30 days i can build a whole pier!

 
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*Fourcrows*
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Joined: Jun 21, 2005
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Posted: 2005-07-08 5:30 pm   Permalink

How is this going to be any good for the carvers? ....

 
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kirby
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Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-07-08 5:33 pm   Permalink

Try not to post replys in this thread, i think the idea is to post your art. if you have comments post herehttp://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=15340&forum=7&start=0


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Capt'n Skully
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Joined: May 28, 2005
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-07-09 4:43 pm   Permalink

Ok... I'll post my piece so far~



Still in progress...

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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-07-09 11:03 pm   Permalink

Nice work captain!

 
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Capt'n Skully
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-07-15 09:57 am   Permalink

[bump]

15 more days...


 
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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2005-07-15 10:30 pm   Permalink

Capt'n, that's looking sweet. I noticed your scene has progressed, a pier has appeared, and your latest tiki has also made an appearance. So how did you create this scene? Always curious, and I'm sure this is way over my head... This stuff blows me away, much like Finkdaddy's renderings - mostly 'cause I don't know how you guys do it...

Aaron
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2005-07-16 05:31 am   Permalink

Very Nice Capt. If you don't mind, I have a new desktop wallpaper.

 
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suburbanpagan
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 797
From: southern cal
Posted: 2005-07-17 12:08 pm   Permalink

Great stuff Capt'n! I know how you feel about posting unfinished work.......I am debating whether to let this one out early or show an in progress! It's so tempting!

 
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Capt'n Skully
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From: The Lost Lagoon
Posted: 2005-07-19 10:21 am   Permalink

Thanks! I'm hoping to see a few more people's pieces start to trickle in this week...
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surfintiki
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Joined: Sep 30, 2004
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From: S. Chatham, MA
Posted: 2005-07-19 2:45 pm   Permalink

That looks MYSTERIOUS! I like! Which program didja use?

 
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